Category Archives: Corporate Law

Turn Your Job Interview Into A Job Offer

How do you get a job offer in this booming in-house counsel jobs market? A variety of factors determines who comes out on top, and you need to prepare for your interview. “There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the final candidate…It’s not just about experience or qualifications, but how you present yourself as a whole package. Personality, culture fit, and a host of other factors help hiring managers narrow down a list of hundreds to just one. While qualifications and experience play a big role in the initial selection, the interview is meant for the new company to get to really know who you are as an employee. To successfully turn your interview into a job offer, keep these four points in mind…” Read: How to Turn Your Job Interview Into A Job Offer at Forbes.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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As School Year Begins, Review Your Child’s IEP and Request Needed Changes

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP As the school year begins for your child with a disability, review his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP) and ensure that it is correct and that it accurately reflects your child’s needs. If you have not received a copy of the IEP, contact your district immediately. The law requires that your child have the IEP in place at the beginning of the year and you should have a copy. The IEP represents the centerpiece of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and is an important record. The IEP documents your child’s need for special education services and formalizes the school district’s plan to provide a free appropriate public education that will meet your child’s needs in the least restrictive environment possible. The United States Supreme Court has recently clarified that this plan must be appropriately ambitious for your child’s unique needs. If upon review, you believe that the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Tesla Investors File Securities Suits Over Elon Musk’s Take-Private Tweets

I have long thought that it was only a matter of time before somebody filed a securities class action lawsuit based on disclosures made through social media. I knew we were going to see that lawsuit someday or other. Well, the day has arrived. On Friday, August 10, 2018, two Tesla investors each filed separate securities class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. and its Chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder, Elon Musk, based on Musk’s tweets last Tuesday that he was considering a take-private deal for which he had “secured” funding and that only shareholder approval was required for completion of the deal. As discussed below, there are a host of interesting things about the lawsuit and about the surrounding circumstances.   Background Readers are undoubtedly aware that on Tuesday August 7, Musk set the securities markets and the business pages alight with an extraordinary series of Tweets on his Twitter feed, in which Musk stated, among other things,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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5 Rules of Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiation? Piece of cake for lawyers, right? Many lawyers are effective negotiators when working on behalf of their client, but when it comes to their own pay packages things fall apart. If you don’t negotiate, however, you may end up below the going rate for in-house counsel salaries. “Instead of fearing salary negotiation, here are five rules every professional should follow when asking for a raise. Are you hoping to receive an awesome job offer? Are you praying that your employer will give you a raise this year? Whether it’s the fear of being perceived as pushy or feeling uncomfortable about the negotiation process, professionals are hesitant…. Make it a goal this year to earn the salary you deserve…..here are five rules every professional should follow when asking for a raise.” Read: 5 Rules of Salary Negotiation at Entrepreneur.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Valuing Coworker Bonds in Employment Law

Naomi Schoenbaum, Toward a Law of Coworkers, 68 Ala. L. Rev. 605 (2017). Alex B. Long In Jackson v. Deen, 959 F. Supp. 2d 1346 (S.D. Ga. 2013), an employee brought a Title VII claim against her employer on the grounds that her coworkers had been subjected to racial harassment. The employee did not complain that she had been subjected to such harassment. Instead, she claimed to have suffered a cognizable injury because her employer’s harassment of coworkers “deprived her of ‘harmonious working relationships with her African-American subordinates …’” Id. at 1354. Rejecting the notion that the plaintiff was an aggrieved party under Title VII, the court explained that “[q]uite simply, workplace harmony is not an interest sought to be protected by Title VII.” Id. at 1355. In her article, Toward a Law of Coworkers, Professor Naomi Schoenbaum recognizes that this may be true as a matter of current employment law, but she takes….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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